These breakfast oat waffles are unbelievably delicious. Honestly, if you have never had oat waffles for breakfast, you have been missing out.  Super easy, super healthy, super tasty, and one of my favorite breakfast foods.  

Serve these amazing oat waffles with maple syrup and pear cream. For a savory addition, add my crispy baked hash browns and easy vegan spicy sausages.

Quick & Easy Oat Waffles with Blueberries

Experts tell us, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is what gives your body the fuel it needs for the day. I love breakfast. I often go to sleep dreaming what I will eat the following day. When oat waffles are on the menu, it is a happy morning.  

Why You Will Love These Oat Waffles

Easy to make: Oat waffles are one of the easiest recipes to make. Simply add all the ingredients to a blender and cook in a waffle maker.

Oat waffles are healthy: Oats are high in fiber, protein, and are rich in antioxidants. Making these waffles a healthy and delicious breakfast choice.

Gluten free: Oat waffles are naturally gluten free as long as you use gluten-free oats.

Oat waffles are perfect for meal prep: One of my favorite breakfast tips is to make a double batch of these delicious waffles and freeze the extras for a quick breakfast during the week.

Kid-friendly: Perfect breakfast choice for an active family. Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy this healthy recipe.

Waffles in Norway

I first had breakfast oat waffles while visiting my aunt and grandma in Norway. Traditionally Norwegians make waffles for afternoon and evening treats, but my aunt made oat waffles for breakfast. To make them healthy, she made them with oats, and the inspiration for this recipe was born. We usually enjoyed them, with the sun and fresh air streaming through an open window—such happy memories. Do not underestimate the impact of healthy oat waffles on the happy memories of your family.  I am proof of that.  

Quick & Easy Oat Waffles with Fresh Strawberries

Oat Waffle Ingredients:  


Oats are very nutritious. They are also available gluten-free, making it a great choice for so many people. Oats are the most nutrient-rich grain on the planet, high in phosphorous and iron. Oats are easily digestible and provide energy for hours.

Almond milk:

Unsweetened almond milk is a nutritious and wonderful milk substitute. It is comparable to cow’s milk in both protein and mineral content. The best part is that it contains no cholesterol — a perfect healthy choice for these breakfast oat waffles.

Waffles on a white plate

Vanilla Bean Paste:

I love the vanilla bean paste in these oat waffles. There is something about vanilla seeds that adds to the waffle experience. You can, of course, use regular vanilla extract also. Click Here for the Mexican Vanilla Bean Paste I use on Amazon!


Cardamom is the finishing touch to these oat waffles. It gives the oat waffles a wonderfully rich and comforting flavor, and to me, it is associated with Norway’s baked goods – some of my most favorite memories.


You can make these oat waffles without any sweetener, but I like to add a tablespoon of maple syrup. You can get creative and add 1-2 pitted dates for a healthier alternative or some agave or natural cane sugar if that is more to your liking.


You can make oat waffles without any oil, but I find it is a little easier to manage in the waffle iron when I add a tablespoon of oil to the batter. You can use coconut oil or olive oil.

Easy Oat Waffles with Fresh Blueberries

How to Make Oat Waffles:

One of the best things about making oat waffles is how easy they are to make. Whip up a batch for a quick weekday breakfast or a fun family brunch. It takes only minutes to prepare this healthy and delicious breakfast.

  1. In a blender, add the almond milk, oats, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, cardamom and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer the waffle batter to a bowl or pitcher for easier clean up.
  3. Heat the waffle iron.
  4. If using a non-stick waffle iron, cook the waffles until desired constancy (6-7 minutes). These waffles take a little longer to cook then other waffle recipes. If using an older waffle iron, spray the waffle iron with a bit of oil to make sure the waffles do not stick to the iron.

I have a heart-shaped waffle iron, which I love, but you can use any regular waffle iron. (They have discontinued the waffle maker that we have, but I found something similar on Amazon).

Top Tips

  • After blending, transfer the batter to a bowl or pitcher for easier clean up. The batter thickens as it sits, so it can be hard to clean the blender if it sits too long.
  • If the batter gets too think, stir in a little more plant-based milk.
  • Make sure the waffle iron is hot before cooking the waffles.
  • Be careful not to overfill the waffle iron with batter.
  • Keep the waffles warm in the oven on low temperature.

Serving Suggestions

  • Maple syrup: Growing up in New Hampshire, it is an absolute must to pour warm maple syrup over fresh waffles.
  • Fresh fruit and berries: Add a fresh pop of color to your breakfast with some fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or peaches. The fresh fruit will add a lovely nutritious component to you oat waffles.
  • Homemade Jam: You can’t go wrong with topping these waffles with some fresh jam. Check out my raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry jam recipes.
  • Pear Cream: Looking for a delicious sauce to pour over your waffles? Dreamy, creamy, pear cream is the way to go! This light and delicious sauce will elevate your breakfast experience to another level.
  • Berry Sauce: I love to serve my waffles with a colorful berry sauce. You can use either fresh or frozen berries to create a flavor popping complement to this breakfast.
  • Vegan Whipped Cream: For a holiday or weekend treat, serve with your favorite whipped topping and fresh berries.
  • Savory option: Skip the sweetener in this recipe and add some fresh herbs and a touch of lemon to create a savory option. Serve with my favorite guacamole recipe and fresh salsa.
Oat Waffles with strawberries on a white plate


Are Oat Waffles Gluten-Free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free but can sometimes be cross-pollinated by other grain growing nearby. If you are super sensitive to gluten, buy gluten-free oats which have been carefully grown to avoid contamination.

Can you make oat waffles with oat milk?

Yes, absolutely. Oat milk works well in these waffles. Have you ever tried to make oat milk from scratch? It is the best! Check out my easy oat milk recipe for delicious, healthy, and fresh option.

How do I freeze Oat Waffles?

Oat Waffles freeze beautifully. Make sure they are cooled completely. Place them in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, pop the oat waffles in a toaster, and you will have easy, delicious waffles for days to come.

Are Oat Waffles Healthy?

Yes, absolutely. Oat Waffles are exceedingly nutritious additions to any breakfast. Oats are rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, oats are filling and help you stay satisfied longer, aiding in weight control.

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Easy Oat Waffles with Fresh Blueberries

Quick & Easy Oat Waffles

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  • Author: Chef Ani
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 45 Waffles 1x


These oat waffles are unbelievably delicious. Super easy, super healthy, super tasty, and one of my favorite breakfast foods.  


  • 2 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups quick oats (for a gluten-free option use GF oats)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (olive or coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (agave or sugar)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom


  • Heat waffle iron.
  • Add the milk to a blender.  Next, add all the remaining ingredients; oats, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cardamom.  
  • Blend until smooth.  
  • Spray or brush the waffle iron with oil.  
  • Pour about 1/2-3/4 cup batter into the waffle iron.  Cook the waffles well.  For my waffle iron, I cook them through 2 beeps before I open the waffle iron.  You may have to experiment a little with your particular waffle iron.  If you like crispy waffles, cool them on a cooling rack, or store them in the oven at low heat while you cook up the rest.  If you want your waffle soft, stack them on top of each other.  
  • Serve with your favorite topping.  I can recommend blueberry sauce or raspberry jam.

Waffle Stack with Fresh Strawberries

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